During CNET's review of the Apple iPhone I found a surprising omission from the iPhone's device tab in iTunes. It seems that there's no way to manually move content between iTunes and the iPhone. Instead, content management relies entirely on automatic syncing preferences. As someone who uses their iPod on multiple computers, I rely on the 'Manage music and videos manually' check box that appears in the device manager tab when I connect my iPod to iTunes. Without it, each time I sync my iPod to a different computer I run the risk of having content overwritten. … Read more
We finally have the Apple iPhone, and will be have been reviewing it all night. Senior Editor Donald Bell also contributed to this review.
2:14 a.m.: The verdict We've pushed and prodded all night, and now we have the final iPhone review. Read it here, then tune in tomorrow for our updates once we run our battery drain and talk time tests in CNET Labs. Thanks for staying up with us!
1:08 a.m.: Music and movies The bad news is that the iPhone's iPod leaves out the ability to manually manage the transfer of … Read more
The iPhone has Bluetooth 2.0 EDR built-in, but so far it seems to carry little functionality outside use of accessories like the Apple Bluetooth headset.
Apple's Bluetooth File Exchange for Mac OS X cannot send files to the iPhone stating "Device does not have the necessary services."
iSync for Mac OS X cannot be used to synchronize with the iPhone via Bluetooth, delivering the message "iSync can not connect to this device."
We've yet to hear reports of Windows applications that can successfully interact with the iPhone via Bluetooth.
So, what can be … Read more
Per Apple Knowledge Base document #305740, an iPhone application can be reset by holding the Home button below the screen for at least six seconds, until the application you were using quits.
Several readers have reported an issue where, after activating new iPhones and requesting number transfer from another wireless provider (T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.), calls are still being directed to their old phone. Note that the number transfer process can take 24 hours (or more), and must be complete before the new AT&T iPhone number will properly receive phone calls.
We purchased an iPhone 8GB today (after waiting in line at the local AT&T store for about 8 hours), only to find that once home and opened, the device lacked a SIM card. iTunes and the phone both displayed a message indicating that no valid, unlocked SIM card was inserted, and that the card is required for activation. Our iPhone lacked both a SIM card and a SIM card tray.
Fortunately, though the iPhone was sold out at the original place of purchase, our local Apple Store still had several dozen units on hand, and we were able … Read more
There's one thing most people agree about the iPhone: it's one seriously good-looking device. The sleek lines, the cute menu icons, the slim profile--even if you've sworn off the iPhone, there's no denying its sex appeal. We've taken several photos of it from all angles, plus we've captured a few screenshots of the phone's virtual QWERTY keyboard, the Safari Web browser, and the Google Maps interface. Take a look at the iPhone in all its glory.
Apple has always been known for its attractive packaging, and the iPhone is no different. Take our photo tour of the iPhone's unboxing.
Can you remove the SIM card from an iPhone? Yes, you can.